“This Goliath of a company is using its power to manipulate the market, destroy competition and harm you, the consumer,” Paxton said. “These actions harm every person in America.”
This latest lawsuit is separate from an antitrust case that the Justice Department and 11 state attorneys general filed in October over Google’s power in the online search market. And more trouble for the company could arrive as soon as Thursday, when a different collection of states led by Colorado and Nebraska is preparing to file an additional suit against Google over its search dominance, as POLITICO reported Tuesday.
Key context: The suit comes amid increasing scrutiny in Washington of big tech firms and their dominance in a wide array of markets at the center of consumers’ everyday lives. The House Judiciary antitrust panel has called for a revamp of antitrust laws, and the FTC and a group of state attorneys general sued Facebook last week calling for…